March 31 LOCS (CDC) Email

Subject: Laboratory Advisory: Updated Clinical Guidance on Testing Persons for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
Audience: Clinical Laboratory Professionals
Level: Laboratory Advisory

CDC recently issued updated clinical guidance for evaluating and testing persons for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). This LOCS message is intended to share the recently updated guidance with clinical laboratories that might be asked to perform COVID-19 testing.

The guidance reflects two modifications:

  • Updated priorities for testing patients with suspected COVID-19 infection, presented in a printable PDF
  • Reorganized Criteria to Guide Evaluation and Laboratory Testing for COVID-19

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